Gene Eaton

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The 5 basic types of logo and how to use them

Not sure where to start with your logo design? Maybe you should begin by deciding what style of logo it’s going to be.<p>Logo styles can be divided into …

The All-Purpose Modern Design Bundle

The All-Purpose Modern Design Bundle <b>Just $29</b><p><b>Deal Expired</b> $29<p>An Essential Bundle for Every Modern Designer: $4988 Worth of Best-Selling Tools …

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.<p><i>The following is the second of two excerpts from</i> The Way to Design<i>, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was adapted and reprinted with the author’s</i> …

Don’t Be Forever Branded as a Cheap, Low-End Designer

How many of you know the proper way to approach a diet? Many people don’t, which is why they fail to work. There’s a specific mentality you need to …

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Pre-All Star Game Edition

Link to Media<p>Movement in the NBA standings has led to changes on the pre-All-Star Game mock draft board.<p>The Orlando Magic and Minnesota Timberwolves have dropped into the top five, while the Philadelphia 76ers are now at No. 6. And for the first time in 2017, the New York Knicks are projected to …

5 things to research before designing a logo

Research in any area of design is essential, none more so than logo design. Research enables you to fully understand the problem at hand, which in …

How to Offer Ongoing Freelance Services on Retainer

Landing a few clients who keep you on retainer, paying you a set amount each month, can do a lot to even out a freelancer’s income.<p>While most clients …

What's your time worth? Putting a value on your design skills

by MJ Page<p>You've decided to go for it. You've got the talent and determination. You know your skills are marketable. So what do you charge for your …

Small Business

How to Set Up a Retainer Agreement: Earn More From Your Best Clients

A big obstacle that many freelancers face is a lack of consistency in their schedule.<p>When you have <i>bills</i> that show up on a regular basis but <i>work</i> that …

Working on Retainer as a Graphic Designer

Some freelance graphic designers work on retainer. The client and designer enter into a contract that covers a specified period of time (such as a …

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Beyond the Logo: Crafting a Brand Identity | Courtney Eliseo

<b>Develop a visual identity. Be instantly recognizable.</b><p>Logos are indispensable, but they don’t exist in a vacuum. Seize the knowledge to make your logo …

Paul Rand’s 4 Most Enduring Bits Of Design Wisdom

Pentagram’s Michael Bierut selects the passages of Rand’s seminal Thoughts on Design that are most relevant to designers today.<p>In 1947, at 33 years old, Paul Rand published <i>Thoughts on Design</i>, a 100-page illustrated volume articulating his pioneering vision for design that seamlessly integrated “the …

18 Ingenious Kitchen Organizing Tips from Our Readers

We get a lot of good ideas from you guys (like this one about how to put cheap cutting boards to good use!). So just for fun, we've rounded up 18 of …

Beyond Waterfall Methodology to Collaborative Workflows

When I started designing for the web nine years ago, the process looked a lot like this: Designer designed. Designer passed comp to developer. …

12 Things They Don’t Teach You In School About Being A Designer

So you embarked on a freelance design career. Congrats! Here’s what you need to know to stay productive, profitable, and sane.<p>My wife Andy and I started Paper Leaf in 2009. We were not bad at design (I think we’re pretty damn good now), but we were really green at business. In some ways, our …

Study: Good Design Is Good For Business

Here at Co.Design, we’re constantly singing the praises of design-driven businesses. But “good design” can seem subjective and nebulous. Worse, it can be difficult to quantify how much design really impacts a company’s bottom line.<p>A new analysis by the Design Management Institute, a Boston-based …

Mobile - DGiT

iPhone 8 and 8 Plus get the (PRODUCT)RED treatment<p>Derrek Leigh2 days ago<p>This time with black bezels instead of white!<p>Tinder Loops lets you show your …

My Eroding Generation Gap: On Eminem’s Bizarre College Football Cameo

<i>Now more than ever, pop culture is about the small stuff — an obscure TV show, a few notes in a pop song, a tweet. To celebrate a year of micro</i> …

The dribbblisation of design

There are divergent things happening in the product and interaction design community.<p>On one hand, we have some amazing pieces of writing from the …

Useful InDesign Scripts And Plugins To Speed Up Your Work

Line Numbering<p>This line-numbering plugin does exactly what it says on the box: it gives every line on a page a number. While InDesign is very capable …